Sergio Garcia: European Tour and PGA Tour must start permitting SHORTS

Garcia believes move would bring professional golfers closer to amateur golfers.

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019
Sergio Garcia: European Tour and PGA Tour must start permitting SHORTS

Sergio Garcia has urged both the European Tour and PGA Tour to start allowing shorts to be worn in competition in as many tournaments as possible. 

Garcia was speaking to the media at this week's Australian Open and after witnessing the European Tour permit shorts in competition for the first ever time at the sun-baked Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa last week. 

"I would love to see that," said Garcia. 

"I've said it many times, I think at the end of the day, having the possibility of playing with shorts it only kind of brings us together to the supporters.

"Because when you go to a course, unless it's winter and it's really cold, if it's spring or summer and the temperatures are nice, when you go to a normal course, 90% of the people are wearing shorts.

"So I think the connection would feel even closer. It probably will happen but we don't know exactly when."

Garcia opened the Australian Open with a 1-under par 70 to lie five strokes off the pace. 

The opening round of the tournament has seen bushfires cause chaos with thick smoke spreading across the course. 

Garcia recently confirmed he will tee it up in the Saudi International next month, the scene of his famous disqualification by the European Tour for "serious misconduct" when tearing up several greens. 

In a bid to seek some sort of forgiveness for his actions in the 2019 tournament, Garcia has chosen to refuse his tournament fee which was last season in the region of $500,000.